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Re: to Infinity and Beyond

Since a couple of readers asked: On that picture of Danny with his

science project, the framed poem in the background is Zhang Ji’s “Night

Mooring at Maple Bridge,” written around A.D. 760. In Bynner’s translation:

“While I watch the moon go down, a crow caws through the frost;

“Under the shadows of maple-trees a fisherman moves with his torch;

“And I hear, from beyond Su-chou, from the temple on Cold Mountain,

“Ringing for me, here in my boat, the midnight bell.”

I have actually stood at the spot where Zhang’s boat was moored, and have a

photograph somewhere to prove it.


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